The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) is one of the four research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The researchers from the departments of Languages, Literature and Communication and Media and Culture Studies who belong to ICON are organised in the six research groups.

Interdisciplinary and international research

The members of these research groups often work together to explore issues concerning different facets of the role played by art, culture, and media in present-day society. Through their interdisciplinary projects, they contribute towards the university’s focus area's Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights and Game Research, and to the strategic themes Institutions for Open Societies and Dynamics of Youth.

ICON scholars are also members of national research schools and are active in numerous international partnerships and networks in their various disciplines. Collaboration with other partners within society is also a key priority for ICON.

medieval studies | comparative literature | musicology | theatre studies | film studies | television studies | game studies | gender studies | media and data

News

6 June 2019
In June the book 'My Mother's Mother's Mother' will be published by Leiden University Press.
J.J.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
27 May 2019
We spoke with Frank Brandsma and Dan Hassler-Forest about the new movie, and the life and work of Tolkien.
Vlag Universiteit Utrecht
27 May 2019
De Universiteit Utrecht heeft vier zogeheten focusgebieden aangewezen waarin in totaal €1,6 miljoen wordt geïnvesteerd.
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Events

Prof. dr. Moritz Baßler. Bron: YouTube (still)
18 June 2019 18:00 - 19:30
A lecture with Prof Dr Moritz Baßler
Family Papers
19 June 2019 13:30 - 15:00
This lecture stresses the importance of doing gender work combined with an active involvement in the practice of gender theory and research.
Elke Erb (1938) en Marina Tsvetájeva (1892-1941). Bron: Wikimedia
19 June 2019 16:15 - 17:15
On June 19 Esther Hool will defend her PhD thesis 'Translating sound. Elke Erb as a poet and translator of Marina Tsvetaeva'.
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